Palm Beach Recovery is leading the way in substance abuse and addiction treatment services. Located in the heart of Lake Worth in Florida, Palm Beach Recovery has developed a cutting edge approach to drug and alcohol rehabilitation. Most treatment centers have programs that replicate and limit what they offer to their clientele, but at Palm Beach Recovery we have set ourselves apart from this repetitive process by incorporating activity based therapy into our clinical programming. Our staff knows the disease of addiction, and they also know that not everyone is the same and we take that in consideration when creating our programs.

While at Palm Beach Recovery, you will receive various types of treatment and service styles that will be molded around your personal issues, not everyone else’s. Every week our clients will be engaging in 1 on 1 therapy, small group therapy, and medical and psychiatric services.  In addition, our clinical team incorporates a unique approach to treatment, called adventure based therapy, into the daily schedule. Clients will engage in various outdoor activities that physically demonstrate emotional and mental philosophies and ideas.

Adventure therapy is a cutting-edge model in the addiction recovery field, which focuses on physically active group therapies that engage, challenge and educate those in recovery. These activities are designed to embody lessons and skills that teach addicts how to overcome life’s difficult situations without turning to substances.

Clients participate in activities like:

LOW/HIGH ROPES COURSE

The courses help clients explore physical strength that helps them gain the emotional strength to:
  • Overcome challenges and facilitate increased self-esteem
  • Learn about themselves and their disease
  • Alter their perspective outside a group therapy room
  • Experience personal challenges and accomplishments
  • Gain insight into feelings and behaviors exhibited in group settings
  • Develop healthy relationship skills

SNORKELING

Clients use snorkeling to explore philosophies of mindfulness and learn ways to:
  • Decrease anxiety
  • Increase self-physical, emotional and self-awareness
  • Develop teamwork skills
Please note this activity is highly weather-dependent and cannot be guaranteed to occur for every client during their stay

KAYAKING

Group kayaking is used for a variety of clinical lessons to help:
  • Demonstrate philosophies like teamwork, problem solving and communication
  • Promote physical activity that is highly recommended for early recovery to help an individual move toward increased physical health

DEEP SEA FISHING

Clients have an opportunity to explore the benefits of fishing on the open sea to:
  • Focus on internal feelings while in a peaceful environment
  • Explore important recovery philosophies such as patience and overcoming impulsivity
  • Perspective exploration
  • Develop group/team work skills

ART THERAPY

Through creating art and reflecting on the artistic process, clients can:
  • Increase awareness of self and others
  • Cope with symptoms, stress and traumatic experiences
  • Enhance cognitive abilities
  • Enjoy the life-affirming pleasures of making art
  • Have an outlet for feelings, thoughts and issues
  • Gain a deeper understanding of core issues that affect recovery
  • Have a visual reminder of individual recovery processes

EQUINE ASSISTED THERAPY

Delivered in a supervised farm setting guided by a trained Equine Therapist, clients walk and interact with horses to gain insight and personal growth. The presence of such a large yet gentle animal creates a sense of power and openness for many individuals. Clients can explore relationship patterns, communication habits and increase self-awareness.
  • Small groups (often no more than 10)
  • Each group is led by a licensed EAGALA certified professional. (Safety is the primary goal within these group sessions.)
  • Clients do not ride the horses. All therapy is conducted while firmly planted on the ground.

HIKING

  • Improved cardio-respiratory fitness (heart, lungs, blood vessels)
  • Improved muscular fitness
  • Lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke
  • Lower risk of high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes
  • Lower risk of high cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Lower risk of colon and breast cancer, and possibly lung and endometrial cancer
  • Increased bone density or a slower loss of density
  • Reduced depression and better quality sleep
  • Lower risk of early death (If you are active for 7 hours a week, your risk of dying early is 40% lower than someone active for less than 30 minutes a week.)
  • Weight control; hiking burns up 370 calories an hour (154-lb person)
  • Sleeping better at night
  • Opportunity to practice mindfulness and reconnect with nature

BIKING

  • Improves cardiovascular fitness
  • Decreases risk of coronary heart disease.
  • Good for your muscles: Riding a bike is great for toning and building your muscles, especially in the lower half of the body – your calves, your thighs, and your rear end. It’s also a great low-impact mode of exercise for those with joint conditions or injuries to the legs or hips, which might keep them from being active.
  • Good for your waistline: You can burn a lot of calories while biking, especially when you cycle faster than a leisurely pace, and cycling has been associated with helping to keep weight gain down. And cycling has the added benefit of ramping up your metabolism, even after the ride is over.
  • Improves coordination: Moving both feet around in circles while steering with both your hands and your body’s own weight is good practice for your coordination skills.
  • Strengthens immune system
  • Opportunity to practice mindfulness
  • Builds stamina
  • Encourages concentration and focus
  • Reconnecting with childhood via activity
  • Boosts self-confidence
  • Reduces anxiety and depression

MUSIC THERAPY

Music can be a deeper and less complicated way to communicate. Clients will have the opportunity to learn how to express themselves via music with the aid of a certified music therapist. Clients will also be exposed to several ways in which music can be utilized as a coping technique and how this medium can help facilitate bonding.